The opinion of the court was delivered by: The Honorable David O. Carter, Judge
Julie Barrera Not Present Courtroom Clerk Court Reporter
ATTORNEYS PRESENT FOR PLAINTIFFS: ATTORNEYS PRESENT FOR DEFENDANTS:
NONE PRESENT NONE PRESENT
PROCEEDING (IN CHAMBERS): ORDER FOR PLAINTIFF TO SHOW CAUSE WHY DOCUMENTS MUST BE FILED UNDER SEAL
Before the Court is an Application for an Order to File Certain Documents Under Seal or, Alternatively for an Order Authorizing Defendants to File Documents Normally ("Application") lodged by Defendants Pacific Handy Cutter, Inc., Front Line Sales, Inc., and Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (collectively "Defendants"). See Application (Dkt. 380). Defendant seeks to file under seal the following documents:
* Memorandum in Support of Defendants' Motion in Limine No. 2
* Exhibits A, B, and C to Declaration of Ryan C. Williams in Support of Defendants' Motion in Limine No. 2
* Memorandum in Support of Defendants' Motion in Limine No. 3; and
* Exhibits C, D, E, and F to Declaration of Ryan C. Williams in Support of Defendants' Motion in Limine No. 3
At a hearing on November 7, 2011, the Court informed the parties that it is not inclined to accept any more filings under seal. Neither party objected.
The Court believes that the documents at issue here should not be filed under seal and, if filed normally, would not violate the Protective Order issued on July 7, 2010. See Order (Dkt. 55). For that reason, the Court previously rejected Defendants' attempt to file these documents under seal. See Order (Dkt. 370).
The Court ORDERS Plaintiff to SHOW CAUSE on or before January 10, 2012, why Defendants' documents should not be filed normally--that is, not under seal. If Plaintiff believes these documents should be filed under seal, ...